Doctor Says Contract Termination Is Massena Hospital's Revenge

Doctor Says Contract Termination Is Massena Hospital's Revenge

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A doctor critical of Massena Memorial Hospital's future plans says his contract with the hospital will end -- and not by his choice.

Dr. Michael Maresca tells 7 News he got a phone call from the hospital's CEO early Wednesday morning telling him his radiology company's contract with Massena Memorial will be terminated in six months. 

Maresca says it's essentially revenge for positions he has taken. Maresca is critical of the hospital's plans to align itself with Claxton-Hepburn and Crouse hospitals. 

He says hospital CEO Charles Gijanto accused him of spreading rumors. The hospital confirms the CEO and Maresca discussed the contract and a termination could happen in the future, but no notice has been sent. 

Massena Town Supervisor Steven O'Shaughnessy confirmed the termination and says he doesn't understand why.

"Dr. Maresca lived in Massena starting in 1989," O'Shaughnessy said. "He's been very passionate about Massena and its hospital."

(Note: Maresca did live in Massena, but now lives in Hannawa Falls.) 

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